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King Swoops for Fleet Defenders

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Whitehawk’s re-building has continued with the capture of two players who featured in last season’s Conference south play-off final.

Manager Steven King has followed the signing of Sergio Torres by swooping for Ebbsfleet United defenders Paul Lorraine and Osei Sankofa.

Lorraine captained a Fleet side who lost to Dover Athletic in the May showdown for a place in Conference Premier.

Sankofa, a substitute in that game, is a former England under-20 international who played in the Premier League for Charlton Athletic.

He made his debut for the Addicks in a 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2003 when David Beckham was among the scorers for the home side.

Now 29, Sankofa went on to make a total of nineteen first-team appearances for Charlton before spells at Bristol City, Brentford and Southend United.

He joined Farnborough – then managed by King – in the summer of 2010 and spent time at Boreham Wood and Eastleigh before joining Ebbsfleet a year ago.

Lorraine, 30, played for Woking and AFC Wimbledon before joining Ebbsfleet in 2010. He initially signed for Dartford at the end of the season.

However, the Darts’ reprieve from relegation placed them back in Conference Premier and forced youth worker Lorraine to re-think about the move, which is when King moved in with an offer.

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